The Best Western Burns Hotel in Kensington offers visitors to London all they would need to have a glorious time in this magnificent city.
Located in central London, it supplies convenient access to many of the amenities & attractions available,
providing a place of respite from the bustle of this big city given its location in a Victorian Garden Square.
Thus, a striking example of being able to have one’s cake, while eating it.
It is well connected, being a very easy hop from Heathrow
via the Piccadilly line, minutes from Victoria train station, &
steps from the Earl’s Court tube station. Many of the things one may wish to see are within easy walking distance, &
include the Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, the
Victorian & Albert Museum (aka V&A), Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, the famous shopping streets in Knightsbridge &
Sloane Street. plenty of fine restaurants, & the famous Portobello
Market, renowned for its antiques.
My first visit to London was as 21 year-old in 1975 & it was
then that I first became aware of the Burns Hotel, often later
when I was working in London for Reuters just walking by to see it still there.
Since moving to North America I have become a fan of the
Best Western hotel franchise as they always seem to supply the essentials & more for a good stay. As an enthusiastic swimmer from a child — well into adulthood —an
essential for me is a swimming pool. Of course swimming pools are not as common a feature in British hotels for obvious reasons.
In place of a pool to recharge one’s
batteries, The Burns Hotel has a magical & secluded walled patio garden where one can breakfast as well as
relax after an exhilarating day. Breakfast is from 7 a.m. to
10 weekdays & 7:30 to 11 weekends. It will now also offer a breakfast to go, individually wrapped.
The garden is open to guests all day. The patio garden bar
is named after Ellen Terry, a leading light of the Victorian stage who lived there in the early 1920s
It has 24-hour front desk service, a pleasing 24-hour room
service system, WiFi etc. Rooms tend to small but who needs a large room with London to explore?
It has instituted a rigorous cleaning system & hopes to be open again soon.
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